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Free Workshops at the Weisman Art Museum

Introducing the Summer Institute at the Target Studio for Creative Collaboration

Inspired by the super inventive and wildly exploratory workshops at Black Mountain College during the mid-20th century, the Summer Institute at WAM is a series of informal workshops created and led by artists, for artists. The focus will be on performance and social practice—two art forms vibrantly present in the Twin Cities. All workshops are free to participate in but space is limited, so don't wait to register.

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June 18 – 19, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Led by playwright Rachel Jendrzejewski and choreographer Terry Hempfling, this two-day workshop is designed for artists interested in combining movement, speech, and writing in their practices. Register>>

Curating as Artistic Practice
July 21, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Facilitated in collaboration with the Emerging Curators Institute, the workshop will inspire participants to change conversations around valuing artistic and curatorial work, incorporate integrative practices in their art, and bring new practitioners to the evolving curatorial field. Register>>

August 2 – 4, Noon to Noon
Guided by performance artists Marcus Young and Aki Shibata, a team of creatives will live at WAM, transforming the museum into a place of live experimentation through reenactment of performance art pieces, museum labor, and daily rituals, merging relationships and art. Register>>

More in the Target Studio this summer

Regulation and Reality of Erotic Dance in the Twin Cities
Monday, June 3 | 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
What do you know about the historical and social context of erotic dance in the Twin Cities? How has the City sought to control erotic spaces through zoning and other regulations? UMN scholars and entertainers join artist-in-residence Monica Sheets to unpack these histories. Register>>

Daydreaming Station
Summer 2019
Artist-in-residence Peng Wu takes over the Target Studio this summer, and invites you to take a nap in the museum. The installation stems from his collaboration with Dr. Michael Howell, a sleep expert at the UMN Medical School; for the past year, Wu and Howell have been rethinking sleep therapy by combining their artistic and scientific knowledges. Daydreaming Station is the latest result of their experimentation. Visit the installation during regular hours.

Reflecting on the end of the first year of Target Studio programming

Q&A: Target Studio Curator Boris Oicherman
The Target Studio has been doing a lot of growing up since Boris began planning for the first studio cohort in summer 2017. Learn more about what's been happening in the studio and what's still to come. "This is the most important element for the Target Studio, the change: it’s always dynamic, and it’s always responsive, and forever evolving." Read on>>

Monday, June 3